There’s nothing quite like a party bus in Jackson Hole. How else can you ride alongside the Tetons down Snake River Canyon into Idaho and back across the Teton Pass while dancing and drinking the entire time? Not to mention the vast majority of vacation rentals are between 20 - 50 minutes away from downtown and/or the ski resort. Let’s not forget how difficult it can be to secure a taxi, especially at 2 am.
While it might be obvious that booking a party bus is the best Jackson Hole transportation option for a large group visiting the Tetons, it might seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. That’s why we wrote this comprehensive guide that goes over all of the booking aspects including when, for how long, what type of ride and vehicle, the best Jackson Hole party bus rental providers and where to go once you’re on board. So grab a pen and notepad and let’s begin!
First you’ll have to decide when on your trip you want to book a party bus. If it was up to us, we’d reserve one the whole trip and take advantage of Double Black’s multi-day discounts. However, everyone’s plan and budget is different. You’ll want to keep in mind that Saturday is their busiest day, so the demand and price are higher than any other day of the week. Fridays are also busy, as they are part of the weekend. Booking a party bus on a Thursday or Sunday can be a great way to save some money and still have a blast. Check out Double Black’s weekday discounts.
How Long/Type of Ride
The biggest factor in price is the duration of your party bus rental. The longer it is, the more expensive it will be. However, there are some half-day and full-day discounts that can significantly bring down your hourly rate.
Another way to lower the price is by booking a round trip service, rather than by the hour. That means you will only get to ride the bus to and from your destination but you can save a lot of money. This is ideal for people who are staying in Idaho and are more focused on getting downtown than spending the whole day on a party bus.
Type of Vehicle
While there are several different types of vehicles that can bring you downtown and let you drink on them, we believe there a vehicle must have 4 qualities to call itself a party bus. Those are: wraparound seating, surround sound speakers, LED mood lighting and a vehicle that is tall enough to dance in (no limos!). Once you’ve made sure the provider has all of these features you can focus on other aspects, such as passenger capacity and bars.
If you’re visiting in the winter it is also crucial to find a bus with four-wheel drive and snow tires. Nobody wants to get stuck in a snowbank while on vacation!
Now that you know the when, how and what of your Jackson party bus rental, it’s time to find your provider. There is only one main party bus company in Jackson: Double Black Transportation. Luckily, they don’t take advantage of that by gouging you with prices. They actually have great discounts including weekday, roundtrip, half-day, full-day and multi-day. If they do not have any availability you can check out Knight Limousine for a stretch limo or Summit Transportation for a coach bus.
Where to Go
Now you must decide where to go! For a lot of people staying outside of Jackson (Teton Village, Victor, Driggs, Alpine, etc.) this is relatively easy. They want the party bus to take them downtown around the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and eventually back home. However, that is not always the case! Some other great options include going to the mountain, Grand Teton National Park, brewery tours, a distillery or winery and more! If you need help brainstorming, give us a call!
Lastly, you will need to create the guest list for your party bus rental. If you’re on a trip that’s pretty easy, just the same people as you’re traveling with. However, if you are a local or know locals, that might get trickier. Either way we suggest you always leave a couple open spots in case you find some really fun people at the Cowboy!
We hope this comprehensive guide has helped demonstrate how easy it is to book a party bus rental in Jackson Hole. If you need more help or information, give u ns a shout and we will be happy to help plan your next adventure.